Community Engagement as Scholarship (CEaS) Panel & Discussion
Monday, April 4, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join the Office of Service Learning, the Office of Academic Engagement, and the CAE for a panel and to continue the discussion of Community Engagement as Scholarship (CEaS) at Fairfield. Building on recent CEaS events, including the CEaS keynote and workshop by guest speaker Patti Clayton (February 10-11), and the Literacy and Community Action keynote and workshop by guest speaker Linda Flower (February 23-24), this panel and discussions will explore the topic of Community Engagement as Scholarship, CEaS and promotion & tenure, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and ways faculty engage and position their CEaS work at Fairfield. Panelists include: Robbin Crabtree, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Beth Boquet, Dean of Academic Engagement; and Jen Klug, Associate Professor of Biology. What to expect? (1) a recap of recent campus CEaS events and feedback (2) reflections from Deans Crabtree and Boquet on what they learned at the Fall 2010 Connecticut Campus Compact conference for administrators on the topic of institutionalizing community engagement, and existing models of Rank & Tenure guidelines that explicitly include Ernst Boyer’s model of engaged scholarship. (3) a faculty perspective on doing CEaS, including the challenges and rewards to creating a research agenda that makes room for CEaS. (4) an opportunity to engage in discussion and contribute to next steps and plans to continue this work at Fairfield. Lunch provided.